ZUMBACH PICKS UP FIRST HAWKEYE DOWNS
(Cedar Rapids, IA 05/05/2006)—Racine, Minnesota
driver Ross Zumbach picked up his first victory in the Budweiser Sportsmen
division Friday night in just his second outing on the half-mile. The 16 year
old driver is no stranger to Hawkeye Downs though as he ran in the former
Legends division on the quarter-mile a number of years ago.
On a night with temps befitting that of Zumbach’s home
state of Minnesota
he used the outside line to motor around veteran driver Bob Ahrendsen on lap 16
and then sailed to the win.
Andy Duggan crossed the stripe in second followed by
Ahrendsen, Dave McCalla, and Martin Ballard.
Griffin McGrath of Cedar Rapids also picked up his first
career half-mile win in the Miller Time Modified division Friday night,
although the trip to Coca-Cola
Victory Lane didn’t necessarily come easy. Several
caution flags kept closing the field up but McGrath was able to hold off Tim
Plummer who charged to the front after tangling with Arlo Becker earlier in the
race. Jim Hanson finished a strong third while Aric Becker and Darrall Long
crossed the stripe in fourth and fifth.
Landon Cassill, another teenage driver at Hawkeye Downs,
picked up the checkers in the
Performance Concepts Late Model feature despite running just a couple practice
laps. Cassill was at I-70 Speedway in Odessa, MO
earlier in the day preparing for a Saturday ASA Late Model Series-Northern
Division race. Cassill took a quick plane ride back to Cedar Rapids and made it to the track in time
to get a couple warm-ups before his feature.
Cassill started the feature in fifth and worked steadily
through the field finding himself in second behind Curt VanDerWal with just 7
laps remaining. Cassill used a bump and run with five laps left to secure the
lead and quickly pulled away from the rest of the field. VanDerWal finished
second followed by Scott Wennermark, Kyle Hinrichs, and last week’s winner Jeff
The Barron Motor Supply IMCA Stock Car Feature saw Kurt
Bohnsack of Iowa City
dominate the action after starting outside row one. Bohnsack, who also won a
heat earlier in the evening, held off defending champion Brad Dvorak to secure
the win. Logan Hale crossed the Coors Light Finish Line in third ahead of Randy
Filling and Greg Hentrich.
Tim Dains of Marion
has a perfect streak going in the Barron Motor Supply IMCA Hobby Stock division
having won both heats and both features he has run this season. Dains started
the feature in the fifth row, worked his way to the front and collected the win
ahead of Terry Shaffar. Rodney Grother scored another strong finish finishing
in third while Kandi Floyd finished fourth for the second week in a row. Ron
Fare finished fifth.
The Sunline Hornets put on another great show with Nathan
Ballard besting last weeks winner Creston Williams for the win. Roy Parker put
the Bighouse Motorsports VW Golf across the stripe in third while Shawn Meyers
notched fourth. Travis McCombs finished fifth.
HEAT 1- 1. Nathan Ballard, Marengo; 2. Travis McCombs,
Center Point; 3. Jeff Ballard, Marengo; 4. Shawn Meyers, Cedar Rapids; 5. Derrick Beadle, Hiawatha; 6.
Clint Sheppard, Hiawatha
HEAT 2- 2. Creston Williams, Atkins; 2. Roy Parker,
Marion; 3. Dan Vincent, Solon; 4. Brian Bries, Norway; 5. Brad Fisher, Oxford; 6. Connie Binder,
FEATURE (12 laps) 1. Nathan Ballard; 2. Williams;
3.Parker; 4. Myers; 5. McCombs; 6. Vincent; 7. Jeff Ballard; 8. Sheppard; 9. Fisher;
10. Binder; 11. Beadle; Bries
BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY IMCA HOBBY STOCKS
HEAT 1- 1. Ron Fare, Cedar Rapids; 2. Rodney Grother, Cedar Rapids; 3. Jeremy
Floyd, Cedar Rapids;
4. Scott Siems, Cedar Rapids;
5. Kandi Floyd, Cedar Rapids;
6. Matt Lacousiere, Cedar Rapids;
7. Dennis Klinsky, Ely; 8. Deb Mefford, Cedar
HEAT 2.- 1. Tim Dains, Marion; 2. Terry Shaffar, State Center;
3. Chad Vozenilek, Cedar Rapids; 4. Duanyne
Herb, Marion; 5. Joe Sprague, Independence;
6. Gary Phantz, State
Center; 7. Perry Thomsen,
FEATURE (15laps) 1. Dains; 2. Shaffar; 3. Grother; 4.
Kandi Floyd; 5. Fare; 6. Siems; 7. Jeremy Floyd; 8. Sprague; 9. Phantz; 10.
Klinsky; 11. Mefford; 12. Herb; 13. Lacoursiere; 14. Thomsen; 15. Vozenilek
BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY IMCA STOCK CARS
HEAT 1- 1. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids; 2. Logan
Hale, Cedar Rapids;
3. Scott Beauregard, Center Point; 4. Doug Otto, Cedar Falls; 5. Seth Thomas, Center point; 6.
Dennis Hundley, Center Point
HEAT 2- 1. Kurt Bohnsack, Iowa City; 2. Brad Dvorak, Cedar Rapids; 3. Greg Hentrich, Hiawatha; 4. Randy
Filling, Toddville; 5. Chad
FEATURE- 1. Bohnsack; 2. Bohnsack; 3. Hale; 4.
Filling; 5. Hentrich; 6. Hundley; 7. Ahrendsen; 8. Otto; 9. Beauregard; 10.
Thomas; 11. Siems
MILLER TIME MODIFIEDS
HEAT 1- 1. Aric Becker, Cedar Rapids; 2. Rocarek, Mount Vernon;
3. Shawn Stinger, Palo; 4. Time Plummer, Norway; 5. Steve Lindell, Marion;
6. Scott Strauss, Cedar Rapids
HEAT 2- 1. Jim Hanson, Cedar Rapids; 2. Arlo Becker, Norway;
3. Griffin McGrath, Cedar Rapids; 4. Chad Willett, Alburnett; 5. Craig
Bender, Cedar Rapids;
6. Darrell Long, Cedar Rapids
FEATURE (25 laps) 1. McGrath; 2. Plummer; 3. Hanson;
4. Aric Becker; 5. Long; 6. Strauss; 7. Lindell; 8. Arlo Becker; 9. Stinger;
10. Willett; 11. Bender; 12. Rocarek
HEAT 1- 1. Brian Franks, Central City, IA; 2. Andy
Duggan, Marion, IA; 3. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids, IA;
4. Joey King, Silvis, IL; 5. Gene Peterson, Des Moines, IA;
6. Sonny Parker, Cedar Rapids,
HEAT 2- 1. Ross Zumbach, Racine, MN;
2. Martin Ballard, Marengo, IA; 3. Kevin Franks, Cedar Rapids, IA;
4. Kevin Lee, Cedar Rapids,
IA; 5. Mark Hauder, Dubuque, IA;
6. Dave McCalla, Cedar Rapids,
FEATURE (25 laps)
1. Zumbach; 2. Duggan; 3. Ahrendsen; 4. McCalla; 5. Ballard; 6. Brian
Franks; 7. Lee; 8. Kevin Franks; 9. Peterson; 10. King; 11. Hauder; 12. Parker
PERFORMANCE CONCEPTS AS LATE MODELS
FEATURE (25 laps) 1. Landon Cassill, Fairfax, IA;
2. Curt VanDerWal, Oskaloosa,
IA; 3. Scott Wennermark, Cedar Rapids, IA;
4. Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher, IA; 5. Jeff King, Cedar Rapids, IA;
6. Andy Kluck, Little Chute, WI; 7. Craig Roberts, Des Moines